Prison Guards Eyed For Immigration Enforcement In FloridaThe head of Florida’s prison system last month told a top federal immigration official he would like to launch a pilot program that would deputize state correctional officers as immigration agents in an effort to “identify and process criminal aliens.”
Florida Lawmakers Ask Watchdog To Probe Migrant Teen Camp's ContractSouth Florida lawmakers are calling for an investigation into a facility housing migrant children.
Burgeoning Numbers Of Cubans Trying To Enter US Via MexicoBurgeoning numbers of Cubans are trying to get into the U.S. by way of the Mexican border, creating a big backlog of people waiting on the Mexican side for months for their chance to apply for asylum.
Lt. Gov. Nuñez Helps Launch Program Designed To Serve Warrants On Undocumented MigrantsDays after Florida lawmakers passed legislation that would require local law enforcement agencies to fully cooperate with federal immigration authorities, Lt. Gov. Jeanette Nuñez offered support for a federal immigration program launched Monday.
ICE To Train Florida Officers To Serve Federal WarrantsThe country's immigration enforcement agency on Monday announced a new partnership in Florida to allow some sheriff's deputies to serve warrants on behalf of the federal government.
Florida Lawmakers Pass Controversial Ban On Sanctuary CitiesLegislation that would give Florida one of the strictest laws in the nation against so-called sanctuary cities is headed to Gov. Ron DeSantis, giving him a chance to fulfill a key campaign promise.
Florida Senate OKs Sanctuary Policy BanLocal governments and police agencies would have to cooperate with federal authorities who enforce immigration law under a bill passed by the Florida Senate.
'Sanctuary City' Measure Ready For Florida Senate VoteThe Senate is ready to vote on a controversial sanctuary-city measure after making changes that included giving the governor authority to remove any official who fails to comply with federal immigration law.
Sanctuary-City Bill Would Give Governor DeSantis Power To Enforce Immigration LawsAs Republican lawmakers seek to ban so-called sanctuary cities, Gov. Ron DeSantis is trying to make sure legislation would give him power to take action against officials who do not cooperate with federal immigration authorities.
Florida House On Verge Of Passing ‘Sanctuary City’ BanThe Republican-controlled House, for the fourth year in a row, is poised to pass legislation that would punish local officials who do not cooperate with federal immigration authorities.
Reps Wasserman Schultz, Shalala, Mucarsel-Powell Denied Entry Into Homestead Children's Shelterhree Democratic congresswomen will be denied access by the Trump Administration to tour a government-run center for unaccompanied migrant children on Monday in Homestead.
South Florida Lawmaker Seeks Answers On Migrant ChildrenA Miami lawmaker on Thursday sent a letter to the head of the state’s child-welfare agency demanding to know the steps it is taking to ensure migrant children in a federal shelter in Homestead are housed “safe and free from sexual abuse.”
House Bill Seeks Tough Stance On Sanctuary CitiesA House panel Wednesday began to advance a controversial ban on so-called sanctuary cities that would lead to tough penalties if local governments do not fully cooperate with federal immigration authorities, including removal of local officials from their posts.
Oregon Senator Tours Florida Teen Detention Camp He Wants Shut DownImmigration has been an extremely hot topic in the United States over the past two years, and a big part of that discussion has to do with children.
Sheriffs Look At Options Amid DeSantis Immigration PushGov. Ron DeSantis is pushing more Florida sheriffs to cooperate with the federal government to keep potentially deportable criminals behind bars until they’re handed off to immigration agents.